3 3 Now to a story that's Positively Jax ...Many struggle to pay for housing, but one local organization is making it easier for low-income families to own their own home. In 14 years of its existence, Operation New Hope has restored and built more than 80 affordable homes and unveiled its newest housing development on the Eastside today. Crystal Moyer was at the ceremony and has more on what this new development will mean to the community. 3 00-0717-2338-451'15-1'20 1'36 - 1'52Intro: Operation New Hope built eight new homes like this one here on the Eastside in hopes to stabilize the communities that suffer from high foreclosure rates...PKG: 17:01:42And with a cut of the ribbon, Operation New Hope did just that....16:54:23Bring hope to several families who may not be able to afford a new home.17:03:28 "The American Dream... it's a dream that everybody wants and would love to haveZandra Hill will soon move into one of the homes in the Oakland Commons community."it means a lot as a single mother, my mother's deceased, my fathers deceased, grandparents and I have aunts that's supportive and uncles but it means a lot to have our own place to call our home."The new community is located along Phelps street and Palmetto Street on the Eastside.17:08:19 "we think about being able to deliver some really beautiful houses like we have here it's really going to get people excited and interested again about moving back into the heartbeat of the city ..."Qualified homebuyers that participated in this project received almost 50-thousand dollar subsidies towards down payment and closing costs for their home. The assistance came from the City of Jacksonville's Neighborhood Stabilization Program and federal funding, and comes with a 15-year residency requirement. Operation New Hope is a non- profit organization dedicated to providing families with the tools to rebuild their lives and restore communities through sustainable economic development.17:04:30 "I think it's a beautiful opportunity especially for first time homebuyers and to move back into our old communities is a blessing."Cyntoria's great- grandparents lived in this community 85 years ago and she's excited to grow her family in the same area... Other families are in the same boat and can't hide their excitement ...17:02:42 "Excited, like I'm ready to move in now álaughsá..."Tag: Now the future homeowners are just waiting to sign the dotted lines before they get to move in to their new homes here. Operation New Hope has already been looking at dozens of plots and plans to build more homes here in the future. On the Eastside, Crystal Moyer C4TLS.